Job description

The watch repair technician is responsible for watch repairs and polishing.

watch repair


Assist disassembling and reassembling quartz movements and watches and identify repair problems
Repair basic watches & movements under the close supervision of the Watchmaker
Learn repair and quality control best practices and implement them as directed
Assist generating report defects in movement parts and watch components
Set up polishing machines
Operate polishing machines following the recommended safety precautions
Plan/replenish supplies on a timely manner
Perform daily cleaning/maintenance on the machines
Troubleshoot the machines and perform light repairs where possible
Clearly express technical issues if/when they arise
Coordinate higher level maintenance in a timely manner


High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Have the ability to see details at close range.
Candidates must have experience with quartz watches. It would be considered a plus if those candidates also have experience and knowledge of mechanical watches.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Familiar with AQL and quality assurance preferred
Exceptional attention to detail. Able to notice tiny defects: scratches, spots, rust, lint, hair, tarnished metal, dents, deformations, marks on pieces the size of a quarter or smaller.
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly with Word and Excel.
Previous experience with changing batteries, putting on straps, resizing and polishing watches.


Note: Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Shinola Factory Headquarters
485 W. Milwaukee St.
Detroit, Michigan 48202
United States





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